The Peterborough Butterfly Run is going virtual for 2021!
In light of current Public Health guidelines, this year's event will have a virtual format. We're excited to continue to connect with and support our community in a safe, responsible and pandemic friendly way.
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In 2021 we are holding our 5th Peterborough Butterfly Run as our first Virtual Run, to raise awareness and funds to support families and individuals who have experienced loss during pregnancy, the loss of a child, or infertility.
While we would prefer to be gathering at Millennium Park for a one day race, we are excited to move forward with a virtual run this year.
The format for the event will be an official opening ceremony on the Peterborough Butterfly Run Facebook page on April 18, 2021 at 12 pm, with a virtual banner and a moment of silence. The run/walk can be completed individually or with your bubble on the route of your choice any time between April 18 – 25, 2021. We encourage everyone to share photos on social media!
A virtual Closing Ceremony for all registered participants will then take place on April 25th at 12pm with a keynote speaker, to recognize the biggest fundraisers and award fundraising prizes.
Participants who register by March 21st will be able to select their shirt size and ensure availability by April 17th for race kit pick up. As in past years, all registered participants in the 5km walk/run will receive a race kit that includes a t-shirt, a 2021 race medal, a customizable race bib that can be personalized with a loved one’s name or other special message, and the opportunity to include a name on the on-line virtual banner. Cost is $40. Additional adult and children’s sized race shirts and buffs can be also purchased online at the registration site.
Race kit pick up will be held on April 17, however for those who register after March 21st, only medals and bibs are guaranteed to be available on April 17, and an additional pick up date for shirts will be held in mid-May.
NEW for 2021:
- We've gone virtual! You pick your route and complete your run/walk anytime between April 18th-25th.
- It's Your Race Mobile App can be used to train, track your distance and run time. It will easily connect to upload your run results.
Online registration will be available until 4pm on April 25th 2021.
Race Kit Pick-Up will take place in Peterborough on April 17th. Additional details about race kit pick up will be shared closer to the event.
April 18th to 25th, 2021 – Virtual Walk/Run- You pick the day, time and the route you walk or run!
April 18th- 12:00pm – Opening Ceremony on Facebook page, virtual banner and moment of silence.
April 25th- 12:00 pm: Closing Ceremony with keynote speaker, recognition of top fundraisers, and prizes awarded.
Funds raised to date have been used to implement a number of community initiatives including:
- specialized education for health service providers in perinatal bereavement care,
- lending libraries where community members can borrow books on pregnancy loss, child loss and infertility free of charge from a number of locations in Peterborough, and
- bereavement kits containing comfort items, legacy items and grief acknowledgement items for families and individuals who experience pregnancy or infant loss